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Vit Mache

Vit Mache

Botanical Name: Valerianella locusta

$3.95

Out of Stock for 2017

Description

50 days. Vit Mache (pronounced “mosh”) is an annual vegetable grown for baby salad greens. Common in Europe, Mache is a vegetable that has recently gained popularity in the U.S. Mache is extremely cold hardy and can be grown in cold frames, low tunnels, or hoophouses without additional protection. It’s resistant to downy mildew, a disease common to hoophouse grown vegetables. Vit produces dark green, oval shaped leaves that grow in a rosette. Plants are very shade tolerant, so don’t be afraid to tuck it away in a shady corner. Plant stays very short (up to 12”) and can be grown as an edible ground cover underneath taller plants. Reseeding itself, Vit has become a low maintenance re-seeding edible in our hoophouse (it does not become "weedy"). Harvest the leaves and enjoy their succulent, nutty flavor in a fresh green salad.

Growing

Growing Instructions(for USDA zone 5b):

 

Direct sow 1” apart in rows 4-18” apart. Tolerates shade and cold weather. Plant any time soil temperature is 41-68 degrees. Seed germinates slowly, in about 2 weeks and will not germinate if temperatures are greater than 70 degrees F. Will re-seed.

Harvest:

Harvest leaves with scissors.

Seed Saving Instructions (for gardeners):

Allow plants to dry to brittle brown. Crush to remove seeds. Will re-seed.

 

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Description

50 days. Vit Mache (pronounced “mosh”) is an annual vegetable grown for baby salad greens. Common in Europe, Mache is a vegetable that has recently gained popularity in the U.S. Mache is extremely cold hardy and can be grown in cold frames, low tunnels, or hoophouses without additional protection. It’s resistant to downy mildew, a disease common to hoophouse grown vegetables. Vit produces dark green, oval shaped leaves that grow in a rosette. Plants are very shade tolerant, so don’t be afraid to tuck it away in a shady corner. Plant stays very short (up to 12”) and can be grown as an edible ground cover underneath taller plants. Reseeding itself, Vit has become a low maintenance re-seeding edible in our hoophouse (it does not become "weedy"). Harvest the leaves and enjoy their succulent, nutty flavor in a fresh green salad.

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Growing

Growing Instructions(for USDA zone 5b):

 

Direct sow 1” apart in rows 4-18” apart. Tolerates shade and cold weather. Plant any time soil temperature is 41-68 degrees. Seed germinates slowly, in about 2 weeks and will not germinate if temperatures are greater than 70 degrees F. Will re-seed.

Harvest:

Harvest leaves with scissors.

Seed Saving Instructions (for gardeners):

Allow plants to dry to brittle brown. Crush to remove seeds. Will re-seed.

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